Overharvest means changes coming to Louisiana’s blue-crab fishery
June 10, 2016
Most bays and tidal lakes in Louisiana these days look like obstacle courses, where the first boater to make it across without wrapping a crab-trap line in his prop wins. Hard to believe that less than half a century ago, the crab trap hadn't yet been invented. Now, they're more prevalent in state marshes than mosquitoes.
LOW PRICES AND FEWER SHRIMP: SHRIMP SEASON’S START ISN’T A HAPPY ONE
May 24, 2016
Shrimp season opened Monday. Observers say fishermen are caught between small catches and low prices.
There are two shrimping seasons, spring and fall. Spring is considered the brown shrimp season, which opened Monday.
“The season opened today, and the catch is way off from what it usually is,” commercial fisherman Rodney Olander said. “The grade is way smaller than what we usually open with and, as usual, the price is down on us.”
G.U.L.F. Invites You to the Summer of Sustainability
April 21, 2016
Building on the great success of last year’s event, Great Chefs for G.U.L.F., Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is celebrating the bounty of the Gulf of Mexico all summer.